Selig (band)

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Selig
Jan Plewka (Selig) (Jübek Open Air 2013) IMGP9661 smial wp.jpg
Jan Plewka of Selig at Jübek Open Air 2013
Background information
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres German rock
Grunge
Years active 1992–1999;
2008-present
Labels Epic, Sony BMG
Website selig.eu
Members Jan Plewka
Leo Schmidthals
Christian Neander
Stephan Eggert
Malte Neumann

Selig ("Blessed") is a German rock band from Hamburg, which was most famous in the 1990s for a mixture of experimental 70s rock and Grunge.

Members[edit]

Selig currently comprises Jan Plewka on vocals, Leo Schmidthals on Bass, Christian Neander on Guitar, Stephan "Stoppel" Eggert on Drums, and Malte Neumann on Keyboard.

Formation and End[edit]

Selig was formed in 1992 in Hamburg. The band initially had Jan Plewka writing the lyrics, and Christian Neander writing the music. They released their self-titled debut album in 1994, which peaked at the 35th place in the Top 40 on the German album charts. In 1995, they released their second album, Hier, and received an ECHO in February 1995. In May 1995, the band embarked on a nearly sold out headliner tour and also appeared in several rock festivals. In 1997, the band released Blender, which was recorded in New York City. The 5 band members separated after Knockin' on Heaven's Door was finished recording. In January 1999, the band announced its dissolution, and released their Greatest Hits album in December 1999.

Comeback[edit]

In August 2008, the band announced their comeback,[1] and released their first single, Schau Schau,[2] in March 2009.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 1994: Selig
  • 1995: Hier (Here)
  • 1997: Blender (Dazzler)
  • 2009: Und Endlich Unendlich (And finally infinite - The German word "endlich" means "finite" as well as "finally")
  • 2010: Von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit (From Eternity To Eternity)
  • 2013: Magma

Compilation Album[edit]

  • 1999: Für immer und Selig (Greatest Hits Double Album)

Film Score[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1994: Sie hat geschrien (She Screamed)
  • 1994: Wenn ich wollte (If I Wanted)
  • 1994: Ohne Dich (Without You)
  • 1995: Ist es wichtig? (Does It Matter?)
  • 1995: Laß mich rein (Let Me In)
  • 1996: Bruderlos (Brotherless)
  • 1997: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • 1997: Popstar
  • 1997: Sie zieht aus (She Is Moving Out)
  • 2009: Schau schau (Look Look)
  • 2009: Wir werden uns wiedersehen (We Will Meet Again)
  • 2009: Ich fall in Deine Arme (I Fall Into Your Arms)
  • 2010: Von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit (From Eternity To Eternity)
  • 2010: Hey Ho
  • 2012: Alles auf einmal (Everything At Once)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selig Fanpage http://www.selig1.de/news.htm
  2. ^ http://www.motor.de/news/1155999;selig_reunion_nach_10_jahren_mit_viertem_studioalbum.html